Let the city’s beautiful Electric Cinema push all your Christmas movie buttons this festive period with a quite simple stunning array of classic yuletide cinema. Book a sofa, pull a cracker, wear your crown and soak up all the Christmassy goodness on offer. Join little Kevin McCallister in his full on guerilla warfare against would be burglars Marv and Harry in Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost In New York. Don’t be an angry Elf, join Buddy and his efforts to bring Christmas spirit back into our lives, you could even try a cup of the world’s greatest coffee along the way. Can Jack Skellington get away with his plot to kidnap Santa Claus in Tim Burton’s visually eye popping The Nightmare Before Christmas? Michael Caine is an absolute revelation as he sings and dances his way through the epically charming The Muppet Christmas Carol. Billy Bob Thornton is a blast as the grouchy Bad Santa in this special Conjurer’s Kitchen screening, do you dare sample the Bad Christmas Dinner? If White Christmas with wine tasting tickles your palates then join expert sommeliers and Bing Crosby for the ultimate seasonal singalong.  Some of the greatest festive songs ever written will help you Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas in Meet Me In St. Louis . Humbug. The greatest on screen Scrooge is most certainly Alistair Sim, see for yourself in A Christmas Carol on Christmas Eve itself. Programming perfection. The greatest Christmas movie though is the timeless Frank Capra classic It’s A Wonderful Life. If you haven’t watched it then I’m afraid Christmas can’t happen. Beautiful, moving and the most heart warming piece of cinema ever made. I want to live again. Oh no the tears have started. Merry Christmas folks.

Something every day in the run up to the big day at Electric Cinema, Station Street, Birmingham B5 4DY various prices www.theelectric.co.uk/


Sat 10 Dec - Sat 24 Dec
Giles Logan
Published on:
Thu 1 Dec 2016